• The Illusion

    The Illusion

    In the dead of night a father creeps into a dark cave in the hopes that the magician said to live there can reunite him with his lost son. The shadowy conjurer, it turns out, can show the father the life of his son as it has played out.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE! May 13 is the due date for books checked out from the main stacks by students on or before Sunday, May 8. Books may be renewed once online or by bringing them in physically to the circulation desk if you have exceeded the renewal limit. The new due date is June 24, the last day of the first summer session. Click on "Library Account" online at  http://www.luther.edu/library/, then "My Library Account" in the upper right corner after signing in to see what you have checked out and when it is due.  

Mail Center--End of Year--If you are a student staying on campus or going somewhere other than home for the summer, please stop by the Mail Center to fill out an address update form. All first class mail will be forwarded to your home address unless the Mail Center is notified otherwise. If you are sending anything to a student via the SPO, please also put your name on the envelope/package so that it may be returned to you if the student doesn't pick it up before leaving campus.

Money, marriage and what people are willing to do to keep them take center stage in the operetta, "The Merry Widow." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The performances will be streamed at stream.luther.edu/music. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $15 for adults and $8 for youth ages 12 and under. 

Between October and April, Luther College diverted over 500 pounds of plastic film from the landfill. In recognition of our achievement, Trex Composite Lumber has donated a LEED Certified composite lumber bench made from recycled plastic film. The bench will be placed outside of Ylvisaker in the Edible Landscape. Luther will continue collecting plastic film across campus for a chance to earn another bench. Make the right choice and recycle!

Luther College will host an evening of new music composed by members of Luther's composition studio. Out of the 18 student composers in this semester's composition studio, five students have been selected to present their pieces at 9 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. Works to be performed include solo, chamber and electronic music with video.

In recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit that is celebrated at Luther, the college is pleased to announce the establishment of the Birkestrand Economics and Management Chair. Dennis and Suzanne Birkestrand of Las Vegas, Nevada, have gifted $1.5 million to Luther to establish the chair. Dennis graduated with a degree in economics and business administration, and this gift celebrates the 50th reunion of his time at Luther.

Luther College junior Luigi Enriquez of Racine, Wisconsin, was awarded the Krahn Family Student Life Service Award for the 2015-16 academic year. The Krahn Family Student Life Service Award is a $1,000 award that is determined by a nomination process. This award is given to a current sophomore or junior student who has demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College.

Luther College sophomore Iloria Phoenix of Pella, Iowa, was awarded the Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award for the 2015-16 academic year. The Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award is a $5,000 award that is determined through an application process. The award is given each year to a student whose character, leadership, and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhance the quality of campus life. 

RERUNS

All students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend the 2016 Student Research Symposium this Friday, May 6. The Symposium begins at 9:00 am with a celebration in the CFL featuring research reflections by two outstanding seniors. The rest of the day offers multiple sessions of talks, posters, and performances by top students from majors across the college. For a preview of the schedule, go to http://www.luther.edu/symposium/schedule/. Printed programs will be available at the door.

Senior Recognition Convocation: 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, CFL Main Hall. Celebration honoring all members of the class of 2016, and recognizing those who have earned Latin honors, those elected to Phi Beta Kappa and honor societies in their major fields, those who received post-graduate awards, and academic all-conference athletes. Professor Jessica Paul, professor of music, will share reflections. The printed program will also contain senior paper/project titles. Following convocation, a group photo of the Class of 2016 will be taken.

Luther College will host an evening of new music composed by members of Luther's composition studio. Out of the 18 student composers in this semester's composition studio, five students have been selected to present their pieces at 9 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. Works to be performed include solo, chamber and electronic music with video.

"Predisposition", a play about the bonds of family suffering during times of tension and hardship, written by senior Emma Cassabaum, directed by senior Maggie Sulentic, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 7-8 in the Storre Theater. The performance, co-produced by the two seniors will be performed as part of the Luther College Dance and Theater Senior Projects. For more information about the play, visit luther.edu/events.

Luther Gardens Tomato Seedling Sale! Getting ready to start your summer garden? Luther Gardens is selling tomato seedlings in the Valders Greenhouse May 10 from 12:00-1:00 pm and May 11 from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Get a four pack for $2 or larger, single plants for $1.50. Whether you're interested in growing slicers, cherry or grape tomatoes, we have ten different varieties in various sizes and colors. Cash or check only. Contact Allison Hren (563-387-1573) with questions.

Ushers needed commencement weekend: Paid positions! Baccalaureate, Saturday, May 21, 8:00 p.m., and Commencement, Sunday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. Please sign up at the Ticket Office in the CFL. Email tickets@luther.edu with questions.